Interest Groups

Interest Groups
Theories on formation and maintenance of interest groups; tactics of groups in legislative, executive, bureaucratic, and court settings; influence of groups on elections and public policy.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 110 or 210; Poli 200.
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 313
Course Outcomes

Critical thinking and Analysis

Students will understand how to evaluate interest groups systematically and rigorously

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will be introduced to interest groups and their role in American politics.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Effective and Professional Writing

Students will write a professional paper that focuses on a political science question

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.